Parents Being Present at Home


Moms and dads know they’re supposed to be “present” in the home, but what exactly does that mean? Today on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston shows parents what it really looks like to be engaged with their families at home. (Spoiler alert: Parking in front of the TV for a Duck Dynasty marathon doesn’t count.)

Mark spends most of his weekend speaking at churches across the country, leading seminars and conferences for parents, helping them as they strive to help their teens counter the affects of this tough adolescent culture.  If you’d like to have Mark come speak at your church, please call Sam Sheeley at 903.668.2173.  While Mark does not get paid for his time traveling and speaking, we do ask that sponsors pay a fee to Heartlight Ministries.  All monies go back into producing more parenting resources.   We are now booking for the Fall of 2014 and Spring of 2015.

Being Relationship Rich with Your Teen


Every day, millions of working adults pour their energy into climbing the corporate ladder and increasing the bottom line, but there’s a more important task that requires their attention. On this weekend edition of Parenting Today’s Teens, special guest Chuck Swindoll joins Mark Gregston for a discussion on the immense value of meaningful connection with your teen. Are you relationship rich?

The award winning “2014 Program of the Year” Parenting Today’s Teens weekend radio program can be heard on SiriusXM Channel 131 on Saturdays and Sundays.  They also play the daily program throughout the week.  Check it out.

Your Teen’s Emerging Identity


Has your teen suddenly started developing a unique sense of style or pursuing a surprising new hobby? These baffling changes are actually a good sign! Today on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston sits down for a conversation with Dr. Shannae Anderson about setting healthy boundaries for your teen’s emerging identity.

Special guest: Dr. Shannae Anderson

If you’re looking for a program to send your struggling teens, please check out Heartlight at www.HeartlightMinistries.org.  Mark, and his wife, Jan began this program 25 years ago, and have seen unparalleled success in those who graduate.  Committed to excellence and dedicated to a relational approach, Heartlight offers help and hope to parents feeling they may lose their child if they don’t get help.